Park News June 2021

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Back-to-Work

While occupancy levels day-to-day remain stable, leasing activity within the Parks is abuzz.  Our team is experiencing a surge in requests for space in all shapes and forms – while many businesses are strategizing on what their future office space needs will be, others are looking for new or additional space which we hope is indicative of good things to come.  Our hope, like yours, is that this Fall will bring us a fresh start as we return to a more social way of doing business. 

On this note, we’d like to get your thoughts on what a return to work will look like for your office.  Our Property Management team will be sending all tenants a link to a short survey for feedback on your experience in the parks and, in particular, what measures your team is considering when returning to in-office work. 

While our administrative offices have been operating primarily from home since March of 2020, our Operations team has been on the ground doing what they do best without pause.  The quieter tenant traffic within the KRP portfolio has allowed for more time and focus to be spent on building improvements such as HVAC and lighting upgrades as well as aesthetic updates to common areas including lobbies, washrooms and corridors.  Meanwhile, our Construction team has been working with a number of you as you fit-up your spaces prior to returning to the office.  If you have any questions or comments in relation to your space or the building in which your office is located, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Property Manager.

In the News

uOTTAWA, WESLEY CLOVER launch ALACRITY OTTAWA to build the next generation of Canadian tech entrepreneurs and companies.  

OMNI CT Sells first Omni200 Hydrogen Unit, a waste to hydrogen product.  The first commercial plant in production from OMNI CT will use unsorted non-recyclable Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to produce negative carbon hydrogen in California.  

TELUS and CENGN have partnered with the Kanata North Business Association to launch the 5G Innovation Zone in Hub350.  Through the partnership, Telus as the Anchor 5G partner of Hub350 will play a critical role in solving real-world challenges using ‘best-in-breed’ technology.  You can also check out other partnerships at the Hub350 website.  

Thinking your office might need some adjustments as you prepare for you employees to return to in-person work?  Check out our blog on WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN FITTING UP AN OFFICE SPACE as food for thought.  
If you missed GREEN YOUR SCENE: 10 Steps to a Low Carbon Workplace webinar, hosted in partnership with EnviroCentre earlier this month, you can watch the recording here.  

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